Top Ten: July 8, 1956

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for July 8, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Hallelulah I Love Her So" by Ray Charles #9 "Fever" by Little Willie John ...plus a bonus video sharing Little Willie John's influence on music... #8 "My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino  #7 "Transfusion" by Nervous... Continue Reading →

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This Weekend: Submarine Race Night

By popular request, our recent tribute to Murry the K will be rebroadcast on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night.  Host Alan Seltzer will take us to the Submarine Races, sharing rare clips from Murray the K's radio shows, plus play music from many of the artists who appeared at his shows at the Brooklyn Fox, Brooklyn... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: October 29, 1957

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for October 29, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" by The Tuneweavers #9 "Keep 'a Knockin'" by Little Richard #8 "Honeycomb" by Jimmy Rodgers Did you vote yet today? #7 "Be-Bop Baby" by Ricky Nelson #6 "Chances Are" by Johnny... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: October 1, 1956

A Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for October 1, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence #9 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard #8 "Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley and Lee Did you vote yet today? #7 "Hound Dog"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 4, 1957

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for June 4, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Young Blood" by The Coasters #9 "Lucille" by Little Richard #8 "Blue Monday" by Fats Domino #7 "C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis #6 "It's Not for Me to Say" by Johnny Mathis ...join the party... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 21, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 21, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Please Please Please" by James Brown #9 "Ivory Tower" by Otis Williams #8 "Magic Touch" by The Platters #7 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers #6 "I Want You... Continue Reading →

This Week: “Mr. Rock ‘n Roll”

Thursday night at 9 PM, we celebrate the anniversary of "Mr. Rock 'n Roll", the film that claims to show how Alan Freed discovered rock 'n roll, by playing music by artists that appeared in the movie.  Released this week in 1957, the film traced the music to their roote in jazz, blues and gospel. ... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: September 8. 2014

A first this week--we feature a video not for the artist or version of the song shown, but for a cover version of the song that is no longer publicly available.  That's because Dick Clark signed a contract as a recording artist on this date in 1958.  His first album, called Dance With Dick Clark... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: June 5, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 29, 1963, as played by Alan Seltzer on tonight's edition of "The Grooveyard": #10 "Magic Touch" by The Platters #9 "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins #8 "Corinne Corinna" by Big Joe Turner #7 "Fever" by Little Willie John If you have summer fever, don't forget to... Continue Reading →

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